Material and Energy valorisation of waste in a Circular Economy

A compliation of case studies: Lessons learnt on material and energy valorisation


A compliation of case studies: Lessons learnt on material and energy valorisation

During 2021, IEA Bioenergy Task 36 will publish a compilation of case studies aiming at explore lessons on material and energy valorisation of waste within the framework of the task. The set of case studies will cover social and public acceptance aspects, barriers in Waste-to-Energy (WtE) implementation, success stories for decentralized solutions, and integration of WtE within material and/or nutrient recovery. The purpose of these case studies is to showcase examples from which countries can get inspiration and support in implementing suitable policies and solutions in the waste/resource management and WtE sector that would facilitate their transition towards circularity.

The first case study “Waste-to-Energy and Social Acceptance: Copenhill Waste-to-Energy plant in Copenhagen”  describes technical and economic aspects of the Copenhill plant, and how Amager Resource Center (ARC), owners of Copenhill, and the residents in the city of Copenhagen found the way to share a common area in which everyone could feel safe and contribute to a more sustainable city while being a profitable business, and will be published on this webiste on the 30th of March.

IEA Bioenergy Task 36 work priorities for 2019-2021